Amandeep Singh Kalra

Associate Director | Be First

Professional background: Housing, Diversity, Planning, Regeneration, Sustainability, Surveying,  Architecture, Surveying, Architecture, Urban Design

Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator, Main Presenter, Panellist

Speaker topics: Community, Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainability, Housing, Planning, Regeneration, Diversity, Social value, MMC, Retrofit

At Be First, Amandeep works at the intersection of public and private practice.He leads a team that is responsible for strategic visions, brief writing, research, design, and procurement, while actively engaging with residents, planners, policy makers, developers, and politicians to bring these ideas to the table. Recently he has led the DLUHC funded Becontree estate retrofit-led design code which aims to using planning levers to incentivise sustainable retrofitting of homesHe is a trustee at the charity London Neighbourhood Scholarship where he continues to champion equality by providing scholarships for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. He is a Design Council Expert, member of the Bromley, Harrow, Kingston (Vice-Chair), Croydon (Chair) and Hackney (Chair) Design Review Panels and was invited to join the Open City Accelerate advisory board. He has also joined the newly formed Retrofit & Heritage NLA Expert panel.

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